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Animals in Tanzania
The continent of Africa is well known for the beauty and diversity of it's cultures and geography, as well as a spectacular array of wildlife. On the south east coast of Africa, tucked between the Great Rift Valley and the Pacific ocean, lies the beautiful country of Tanzania. With 14 national parks and reserves, such as Gombe National Park where Jane Goodall began her studies of
chimpanzee
chimpanzees, it is one the best places on Earth for wildlife viewing.

There are many distinct habitats in Tanzania that support a thriving population of flora and fauna. The Rubondo Island National park boasts lush wetlands and is home to Nile perch and yellow spotted otters. Other species that can be found in the coastal regions are green turtles, colobus monkeys and crocodiles. Tanzania also offers whale watching excursions as both humpbacks and
blue whale
blue whales can be seen off the coast.

The islands of Zanzibar and Pemba boast their own unique species and habitats. The
Pemba flying fox
Pemba Flying Fox is a fruit bat that is only found on that small island and the increasingly rare Pemba Scops owl can be found on the clove plantations. Spice plantations and fruit groves in Zanzibar host an array of species, from large monitor lizards to small sea urchins. Menai Marine Park is the destination for divers and snorkelers to see coral reefs,
Moray eel
moray eels, dolphins and manta rays.

A portion of the greatest wildlife show in the world, the great migration, can be witnessed in Tanzania as well. Wildebeest, elephants, zebras,
giraffe
giraffes and a great many other familiar species follow the water on their annual trek. The marshlands near the Katuma river are home to a large population of hippos and crocodiles in the water, while buffalo and impala graze on the nearby grasses.

Birdwatchers will find many species for viewing in Tanzania as over 1,000 species call it home. There are ground birds such as the ostrich and kori bustard, as well as water birds like the flamingo and cormorant. Tanzania offers a bounty of nature's riches for the curious world explorers and lovers of natural beauty.


Click here for a list of endangered animals in Tanzania.
Even-toed ungulates in Tanzania
Marshbuck
Suni
Bushbuck
Grant's gazelle
Common hartebeest
Lesser kudu
Thomson's gazelle
Common warthog
Greater kudu
Waterbuck
Giant forest hog
Kob
Bushpig
Puku
Giraffe
Blue & white-bearded wildebeest
Grey duiker
African buffalo
Klipspringer
Gemsbok
Sharpe's grysbok
Tsessebe
Steenbok
Gerenuk
Southern reedbuck
Mountain reedbuck
Bohar reedbuck
Common hippopotamus
Oribi
Aders' duiker
Peter's duiker
Kirk's dik-dik
Blue duiker
Roan antelope
Natal duiker
Sable antelope
Abbott's duiker
Weyn's duiker
Harvey's duiker
Impala
Carnivores in Tanzania
Wild cat
Long-nosed mongoose
African clawless otter
Aardwolf
Spotted hyaena
Jackson's mongoose
Bat-eared fox
Serval
Asiatic jackal
Side-striped jackal
Black-backed jackal
African caracal
Banded mongoose
Speckle-throated otter
African lion
Meller's mongoose
African wild dog
Leopard
Honey badger
Striped polecat
African striped weasel
African palm civet
Cheetah
Striped hyaena
African civet
Marsh mongoose
Angolan genet
Bushy-tailed mongoose
Common genet
Slender mongoose
Panther genet
Common dwarf mongoose
Servaline genet
Egyptian mongoose
Dolphins, porpoises, and whales in Tanzania
Chinese white dolphin
Bottle-nosed dolphin
Pygmy sperm whale
Pacific pilot whale
Bridled dolphin
Long-beaked dolphin
Coalfish whale
Rough-toothed dolphin
Bryde's whale
Fraser's dolphin
Grey dolphin
False killer whale
Blue whale
Killer whale
Common rorqual
Bunch
Blainville's beaked whale
Pygmy killer whale
Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Bats in Tanzania
Light-winged lesser house bat
Peter's dwarf epauletted fruit bat
Welwitch's bat
Dark-winged lesser house bat
Moloney's flat-headed bat
Tanzanian woolly bat
Gland-tailed free-tailed bat
African yellow bat
Greater long-fingered bat
Damara woolly bat
Bate's slit-faced bat
Spotted free-tailed bat
Schreber's yellow bat
Least long-fingered bat
Lesser woolly bat
Lappet-eared free-tailed bat
Greenish yellow bat
Sierra leone free-tailed bat
Dar-es-salaam pipistrelle
Large slit-faced bat
Nigerian free-tailed bat
Rüppel's pipistrelle
Hairy slit-faced bat
Little free-tailed bat
Persian trident bat
Rusty pipistrelle
Intermediate slit-faced bat
Percival's trident bat
African sheath-tailed bat
Large-eared slit-faced bat
Dwarf slit-faced bat
Botswanan long-eared bat
Egyptian slit-faced bat
De winton's long-eared bat
Wood's slit-faced bat
Yellow-winged bat
Seychelles flying fox
Pemba flying fox
Egyptian free-tailed bat
Madagascan large free-tailed bat
African giant free-tailed bat
Hamilton's tomb bat
Large-eared free-tailed bat
Hildegarde's tomb bat
Mauritian tomb bat
Blasius's horseshoe bat
Naked-rumped tomb bat
Geoffroy's horseshoe bat
Heart-nosed bat
Egyptian tomb bat
Sundevall's roundleaf bat
Darling's horseshoe bat
Angolan free-tailed bat
Cyclops roundleaf bat
Decken's horseshoe bat
Midas free-tailed bat
Noack's roundleaf bat
Eloquent horseshoe bat
Rüppell's horseshoe bat
Straw-coloured fruit bat
Hildebrandt's horseshoe bat
Ethiopian epauletted fruit bat
Swinny's horseshoe bat
Lander's horseshoe bat
East african epauletted fruit bat
Bushveld horseshoe bat
Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bat
Long-haired rousette
East african little collared fruit bat
Dobson's fruit bat
Franquet's epauletted fruit bat
Cape hairy bat
Hyraxes in Tanzania
Rock dassie
Eastern tree dassie
Bush hyrax
Hares, pikas, and rabbits in Tanzania
Cape hare
Smith's red rockhare
Elephant-shrews in Tanzania
Short-snouted elephant shrew
Rufous elephant-shrew
Four-toed elephant shrew
Black and rufous elephant shrew
Checkered elephant shrew
Horses, rhinoceroses, and tapirs in Tanzania
Burchell's zebra
Black rhinoceros
Pangolins in Tanzania
Cape pangolin
Three-cusped pangolin
Primates in Tanzania
Lesser bushbaby
Angolan black-and-white colobus
Eastern black-and-white colobus
Garnett's greater galago
Garnett's greater galago
Gray-cheeked mangabey
Chimpanzee
Crested mangabey
Black-cheeked white-nosed monkey
Mohol galago
Patas monkey
Blue monkey
Elephants in Tanzania
African elephant
Rodents in Tanzania
Long-eared flying squirrel
Red bush squirrel
Red rock rat
Greater cane rat
Spring hare
Hinde's rock rat
Kaiser's rock rat
Creek groove-toothed swamp rat
Least groove-toothed swamp rat
Harwood's gerbil
Lord derby's flying squirrel
Least gerbil
Tiny fat mouse
Nairobi grass rat
Fat mouse
Delectable soft-furred mouse
African grass rat
Striped ground squirrel
Woodland thicket rat
Jackson's praomys
Unstriped ground squirrel
Ruwenzori thicket rat
African groove-toothed rat
Hildegarde's broad-headed mouse
Macmillan's thicket rat
Forest giant squirrel
Giant rat
Rufous-nosed rats
Gambian rat
Lorrain dormouse
Demon mole rat
Single-striped grass mouse
Small-eared dormouse
African mole rat
Typical lemniscomys
Savanna dormouse
Lesser hamster-rat
Silvery mole rat
African marsh rat
Greater hamster-rat
Gambian sun squirrel
Crested rat
Mutable sun squirrel
Remarkable climbing mouse
Red-legged sun squirrel
Four-striped grass mouse
Angoni vlei rat
Gray glimbing mouse
Yellow-spotted brush-furred rat
Zanj sun squirrel
Dent's vlei rat
Brant's climbing mouse
Rusty-bellied brush-furred rat
Chestnut climbing mouse
Nyika climbing mouse
Boehm's gerbil
Gorongoza gerbil
Pygmy mouse
Bushveld gerbil
Neave's mouse
Black-tailed gerbil
Svynnerton's bush squirrel
Thomas's pygmy mouse
Fring-tailed gerbil
Dwarf multimammate mouse
Boehm's bush squirrel
Delicate mouse
Fiery spiny mouse
Savanna gerbil
Natal multimammate mouse
Montane hylomyscus
Smith's bush squirrel
Gray-bellied pygmy mouse
Kemp's spiny mouse
Harrington's gerbil
Stella hylomyscus
Striped bush squirrel
Spiny mouse
Loring's rat
Pouched mouse
Crested porcupine
Black and red bush squirrel
Wilson's spiny mouse
Acacia rat
Mearns's pouched mouse
Cape porcupine
Ochre bush squirrel
Lesser cane rat
Dugongs, manatees, and sea cows in Tanzania
Dugong
Aardvark in Tanzania
Aardvark
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